About 1,600 Syrian refugees have gone through the vetting process and reached the United States in recent years. More than 4 million have fled the ongoing fighting in Syria, with many going to other Middle Eastern countries such as Turkey and Jordan, or on to Europe. This week, more than half of U.S. governors said they would refuse to allow Syrian refugees to immigrate to their states, citing concerns over security following attacks last week in Paris.
Debate moves to Congress
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.)